Every year, 25 million women undergo unsafe abortions. And every year, at least 22,800 women die from complications of unsafe abortion. Many of these deaths are the direct result of poor quality – or expired – supplies. Or, indeed, a lack of supplies.
The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition champions access to a choice of affordable, quality-assured supplies for contraception and maternal health, including safe abortion. To pursue this mission, the Coalition recently created a new Safe Abortion Supplies Workstream within the New and Underused Reproductive Heath Technologies Caucus. The Safe Abortion Supplies workstream is focused on increasing access to quality-assured supplies including mifepristone, misoprostol, MVA, and combipacks. The Secretariat support for this workstream is funded by DFID, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and an anonymous donor.
Join a group of dedicated professionals
Join the RHSC’s newly-created Safe Abortion Supplies workstream. This is a growing group of dedicated and dynamic professionals committed to increasing access to affordable, high-quality supplies for safe abortion.
Make your voice heard
Use our pre-written Twitter messages and graphics to tell people about the importance of safe abortion supplies. Share our communications kit with partners and help make a social media impact.
Sign up for our next webinar coming soon
On Wednesday October 3 at 10:00 am EDT, a Coalition-hosted webinar will introduce a new Medical Abortion Commodities Database developed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The database is an inventory of different brands of quality-assured supplies for safe abortion programs. Register here.